This is really a beautiful shot. I love the natural color and the wonderful feather textures. Very nice.
So here is my TRUE duck story. My husband and I have a tandem bicycle. He rides in front blocking my view. He knows how I love ducks. So we are taking a long ride along the river and ponds and he calls out "duck" when there is one for me to see. After quite a few of these I was enjoying seeing all the ducks along our route. So he says again "duck" and I look from left to right to find the bird only to get hit in the face with the branch I was supposed to "duck" out of the way of!! : )
Evelynn : )
I think this is some kind of shelduck, maybe a Cape shelduck.
But I am not sure, so you have to do some more research.
Anyway that is a great shot, I like the pose. He seems to be smiling.
The details are very sharp, and the exposure is very good.
TFS. : )
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-03-27 0:31]
good image of this duck, i like colors, composition and détails. The sharp is little bit out in the head, but it's finnaly great.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-03-27 0:47]
Nice shot -with lovely colours and good DOF. I must admit I went running to my bird books as I didn't think the ID was right - In the UK (& in Newmans, the Southern Africa bird 'bible') it is called the South African Shelduck - but the Cape of Good Hope) is in South Africa, so I expect it is just another common name. In any even it is Tadorna Cana.
- pvs (14464)
- [2007-03-27 1:21]
A great portrait of this colorfull duck,the exposure is we handled and picture is razorsharp,great camerawork,
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-03-27 1:42]
Magnifique pose pour ce charmant canard.
- elefantino (14406)
- [2007-03-27 2:30]
Good details and pose!
- dew77 (13270)
- [2007-03-27 2:49]
Funny portrait.POV,details,framing,expression on face and pose of duck are excellent.
- Zeno (10867)
- [2007-03-27 3:31]
Very sharp capture! I like the colors and you managed the white very well.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-03-27 7:36]
:) Thanks for the jokes and this nice closeup capture with lovely plummage detail and color. Just a fine way to end the day, thanks Stephy.
Rick :) tomorrow.
- anel (40574)
- [2007-03-27 7:59]
Nice and sweet portrait of this pretty duck. It really looks very happy, may be it was the first one of your joke :-)! I like the fact that the picture is not too sharp, it gives something smooth and nice to the picture.
- viv (3317)
- [2007-03-27 9:07]
What a terrific beautifull portrait, never seen it before.
- Adam73 (2253)
- [2007-03-27 10:40]
Very nice closeup. I really like how you got down low to get to his eye level. The beak and eye are very sharp and lots of details. He looks as if he is talking. :) Great capture.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-03-27 11:53]
Such a cutie. The colors are exceptional - good details - and a marvelous pose.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-03-27 12:28]
Very good shot; compo, pose, colours!, background!!,...
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2007-03-27 12:58]
Otro bello retrato, la textura y detalle son muy buenos. Un cordial saludo
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-03-27 17:17]
hi Stephanie; nice capture and duck i very like it as if it smiling to us and ı wanna to see more to this duck ;) sincerely yours
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-03-27 19:32]
Hola Stephanie.- Bella foto de este hermoso Pato. Exelente pose.
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2007-03-28 3:30]
Nice tight crop. Beautiful colour detail,and will you look at that bill. That looks so real for a photo.
Have a nice day.
- chouette (0)
- [2007-03-28 20:19]
A very nice capture Stephanie! Good exposure, nice composition, great POV and excellent details. Very well done!
- arfer (0)
- [2007-03-28 21:56]
Hardy har har. A lovely close up portrait of this shelduck.Very nice detail and focus.The colours are well saturated and natural looking. I like the lighting.Very good DOF,the BG looks like a painted canvas.Very nice bokeh.TFS
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-03-30 6:49]
Hello Stephanie !
Great portrait of this duck ! I love everything here : the colors, the composition, the BG, the pose of your duck, the peaceful atmosphere of this picture... I also like your funny note ! very well done !
- claudine (0)
- [2007-04-02 6:51]
LOL... This is so silly Steph :) It is true that ducks always look happy and this one might be one of the happiest I have seen so far. What a beautiful specie that you captured with excellent details, expression and lightning. This is a great portrait of this beautiful animal. Thanks!
- romuszka (2263)
- [2007-04-27 17:10]
Beautiful portrait. Very dobe details, colours and sharpness.
It congratulates and I greet - Roma